Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 30th day of April, 2017.

Well here we are just a few hours away from the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Three years away from 2020.

Does that not sound futuristic?

Yikes ….. perhaps in a few short years we will be more “space age.”

Who knows.

 

This morning the sun is shining.

We did receive some rain overnight but it has dried now.

YAY ……

 

This morning Mr. Alvin surprised me ….

Last night by the time I went to bed it was almost 11:00 p.m.

Once again Alvin was ready to rise at 4:00 a.m.

ARGH.

So as per usual, I sleepily get up and go downstairs.

He has his breakfast and goes outside.

This time …… GUESS WHAT.

We came upstairs to bed after his EARLY breakfast.

When I woke up it was almost 8:00 a.m.

Unless I did not hear him he did not wake up in between.

FIRST TIME EVER.

Cannot believe it.

Perhaps we should always come back upstairs.

Although it did not work yesterday.

I guess his hair cut and bath really caused anxiety and our back to normal walk really tired him out.

He looks really cute ….. my little black&white guy….

Anyway good news.

I at least got two chunks of sleep four hours each.

YAY …..

 

Well time to finish the laundry.

Get ready for tomorrow.

You know prepping the oatmeal for breakfast for the next three days.

Deciding on what to wear?

Lunch.

RELAX as we worked …. er, I mean I worked all day getting things done so that today could be a relatively quiet day today.

Might do some more yard work (might), as it is still a bit wet.

After supper we will SKYPE with my sister and hear all about her trip to PERU and VEGAS.

 

I hope that you all have a wonderful day.

Be KIND and have FUN.

 

Happy Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: YOU, thank you.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of March, 2016.

After Alvin’s supper and stuff last night we opted to clean the deck and the front walk instead of traipsing through the wet snow that is covering most of the neighbouring sidewalks.

Man, what a workout.

Shovelling that heavy wet snow as it felt like lifting a shovel full of water only it was coloured.

Good for the arms and core, I would imagine.

Alvin had fun sniffing about as I shovelled.

He also ran to our neighbour’s beside us (not other half) and went right up her steps …. she saw us and came out.

We usually take turns shovelling ….. we just had beat her outside.

Alvin really loves her and like to snuggle any chance he gets …. so cute.

While he visited we chatted and I shovelled.

Multi-tasking at its best.

I am gearing up for a busy weekend.

One of my neighbour’s is having a Steeped Tea party at my house on Saturday (so convenient for me) following that a small intimate birthday party for my daughter.

So lots of baking and cooking to do…… YAY.

Sunday morning coffee with my girl pals.

 

Okay, what happened to the morning ….. it is time to leave for work.

The temperature is to be plus 2 today and then 7-9 plus degrees over the next few days and into the weekend.

So excited.

Spring is here.

 

I hope that you have an amazing day.

We should always remind ourselves to be KIND and RESPECTFUL to every living creature not just the two-legged ones.

Until tomorrow.

 

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 1st day of February, 2016.

Today is the Birthday of one of my dear friends that lives down the street.

Alvin and I want to WISH “S” the very best day.

She is one of these folks that tells it like it is, would give you the shirt off of her back and is never afraid to help.

She is fierce and kind and we love her …. Happy Birthday to Our Friend.

 

FRIENDS …..

Sometimes you do not realize the depth of a Friendship until it is tested.

Sometimes a Friend is someone you know very well, and sometimes it is someone that you just know.

Sometimes a Friend will listen and other times they will talk, tell you things and give advice and support you.

Sometimes a Friend is just there beside you quietly holding your hand or giving you a hug.

Sometimes a Friend is Family.

Sometimes Family are your Friends.

Sometimes you have more Friends than you realize.

Sometimes you wish for more.

Sometimes you realize that Friends are not just those people that you confide in, that you laugh with, that you cry with … they are the ones that LISTEN when you speak, WEEP when you cry and THINK of you when you are in need.

I do have, and always have had some of the most amazing people on this planet surrounding me.

I realize that without their Friendship I would not be in this place.

I am truly blessed.

Today, tell your Friends how much you appreciate them.

Not just for the things they do for you but for being there in the good times as well as the bad.

For listening and for thinking.

For laughing and for playing.

For crying and for joy.

They are our FRIENDS.

Thank you.

 

Special Hello to: all my FRIENDS … I love you all.  Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 11th day of December, 2014.

WOW, another Thursday.

Wonderful.

It is also payday ….

That makes this day even better.

My kids picked me up from work last night as they were out at family/friend’s children’s Christmas Concert.

Wow that shaved off lots of time as I was home by 9:30 instead of 10:10.

YAY.

Well I know this is going to be a great day.

I am going to receive some great news.

I was just thinking this morning about how much I love Christmas arrangements.

You know the ones with some branches of evergreen trees, a splash of colour from some ornaments and some white flowers.

Well looks like my ride is ready so I had better hustle.

Have a great day.

Perhaps I will receive an unexpected delivery at work today.

That would be so wonderful.

Special Hello to: people who are kind ….. we should all be.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 8th day of December, 2014.

“17” days until Christmas Eve…..

How was your weekend?

Mine was great.

Busy as per usual.

I can check off “Christmas Baking” as completed.

Taste test done by my daughter and son-in-law and all is good in that department.

Last night I wrote up some cards for the office and will take them in this morning.

Still have a few more to do.

I also have a few more to mail.

Our weather has been great …. feels like spring.

Supposed to be plus temperatures all this week.

How crazy is that for December in Alberta?

It is crazy, believe me.

I am so excited to have some time off at Christmas from the office.

Still working some of those days at the store but to have only one job will be a good break for me.

Time to recharge my batteries so to speak.

I am almost ready for Christmas.

We measured the puppies so that I can go and pick up their new harnesses which is their Christmas present from me.

I am so excited.

They are so much nicer than the ones they have now.

New technology.

Well almost time to go to work.

I hope that you had an awesome day and that you took some time for yourself, and that when you were in the company of others you were kind and respectful.

It is not an easy thing to do all the time.

I am a work in progress.

It is not that we are not necessarily kind and respectful, more like impatient and sometimes perhaps a bit rude.

I know at this time of year with people rushing around including you and me; it is something that we need to take into account.

I know that sometimes my patience runs a bit low.

Sounds like the “bus” is almost ready to leave so better go grab my lunch and coat.

Have a great day.

Remember as long as we try to be good and decent human beings – we likely are.

I hope that you are enjoying this holiday season.

Special Hello to: family and friends, near and far.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 6th day of December, 2014.

Today is the Birthday of my dear cousin “J” ….. we are only one year apart and grew up together.

She is one of the best people that I know.

Kind, smart, compassionate, funny and everything that makes a great human being.

I have always aspired to be like her …….

Happy Birthday my dear cousin.

 

Well today is another busy Saturday.

I had to sleep in because I felt that I needed to.

First thing on the agenda is to start my laundry, have breakfast, perhaps a quick cup of coffee and then go the “Optometrist” to pay for the balance on my eye glass order.

I am so excited to get new glasses after five years with the same frames.

Am taking my camera to take a photo of them as I do not have a cell phone.

Then come home and start BAKING ………. will start with the sugar cookies as they take the longest…..

So excited and in between will write up Christmas cards for the remaining ones to mail and for work and nearby friends.

I hope that you have an awesome Saturday.

Time to get this show on the road.

Special Hello to: my cousin “J” who always makes me laugh and smile.  She has always been a rainbow in my sky.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 25th day of September, 2013.

Well we had another gorgeous day yesterday.

This morning early on, ( about 5:00 a.m.) the sky popped with the brightest view of the moon and stars, I was so in awe “I said, “WOW.”

It was truly magnificent.

Making me feel so grateful to live on this planet with this incredible view.

Thank you.

ALSO:

I made an even more conscious effort to be extra kind to everyone that I came in contact with throughout the day.

That was yesterday.

It worked I felt so good.

Like I had just conquered the world or went to the moon or better yet “won the lottery” (actually I think going to the moon would be pretty spectacular).

So let us try this again tomorrow and the day after that and so on.

Can you imagine what a great place this world would be …. if we were all kind and respectful …. warm and generous.

Well that is going to be my mantra …..

“KIND and RESPECTFUL … WARM AND GENEROUS” to everyone that I meet.

Special Hello to: all those people who follow the SECRET ……. it is a great thing to be in your company.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Monday Morning and WELCOME to February 11th, 2013.

Only three sleeps until Valentine’s Day or Hearts Day as I like to call it.

This past weekend I was reminded several times over on the importance of being kind.

There was a Mom & Daughter in the store on Friday night.

The little girl was in a stroller and hooked up to oxygen.

At one point while I was helping them (pick out scents), there was a beep.

Mom said the battery needed to be replaced on the portable oxygen unit.

She opened it up and replaced the oxygen unit.

It was quite simple.  She said it was a new model and that the batteries lasted “x” amount of time and then you just pull them out and replace them.

It was fast and simple.  The unit was small reminding me of a soft sided picnic box (square ).  Technology has come along way.

I am not certain of her age.

She was amazing.

She had the warmest smile and had fun with simple things.

I think that sometimes we forget to be kind and to have fun with life’s simple pleasures.

That is why I love to be around children.

They constantly remind us of all the goodness in life and just to be KIND.

So today let us practice being kind ….

Just a smile or thank you or can I help?

Goes a long way.

So have a great day and I wish you all the best of everything.

Special Hello to:  all those Moms out there who despite challenges thrown their way ….. find a way.  Thank you.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Well we have passed the bitter cold day of yesterday and it feels a bit warmer this morning.

It is snowing here in Edmonton.  It is funny how much we as human beings talk about weather.

I was reminded by someone that sometimes my blog sounds like a weather report for Edmonton.

But I guess we write what we observe and usually that is the first thing that I see in the morning as I write.

 

I always think Alvin looks so cute when he comes in from outside with the snow glistening on his coat (his natural one).

He always makes me smile in the morning as he wants to go out but hesitates at the doorway.

He sniffs the cold air and sounds like he is sneezing as he decides ….

But when you have to go you have to go and no matter how cold it is …..

I always have to giggle when people at work are sharing their similar pet stories.

Oh, the puppies.

I am glad that for Alvin and all the other puppies that have good homes .. that their only hardship is having to “go outside.”

I wished that all of the dogs and cats had good homes and were well looked after …..

 

On this beautiful Wednesday morning I hope that life is treating you kindly.

I hope that you have all that you need and a little of what you “want” …. because you deserve it.

I hope that when you wake up to a warm house you think “wow, I am so blessed to have heat” on this cold day.

I hope that when you have your bath or shower you think “I am grateful to be clean” and have running water.

I hope that when you put your clothes on you think “this is great, I am so lucky to have these clean, nice things to wear.”

I hope that when you eat breakfast you think “I am so grateful to have good food to eat.”

Remember that even if you are not a millionaire ….. or live in a big house ….. or have five cars in the garage …. you are BLESSED.

We are lucky …. you are lucky.

I wish you the best day ever.

Spread the wealth ….. be kind …. smile ….. lend a hand.

 

Special Hello to: all those pet owners and kind people ….. you rock.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day….

Welcome to Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 ….

Looks like we should be strapping on the snowshoes and going for a hike.

We received a fresh blanket ….. a thick warm blanket of snow last night.

It was still snowing when Alvin and I went outside about 5:00 this morning.

Looks like we have more snow now than all winter combined.

Our temperatures have been quite mild so that has been great.

We have been blessed weather wise this winter for sure.

I hope that wherever you are at this moment in time ….. that your temperatures are mild, the winds are calm and the sun is shining brightly.

So as far as all this snow goes ….. we here in Edmonton might as well embrace the white stuff …. make a snowman, go snowshoeing or ski-doing or whatever snow related activity you can think of …..

Have a wonderful day …… drive carefully …… always tell your loved ones that you “love them” and do something for someone else …. be KIND.

Remember whatever we give out we get back tenfold.  I believe this to be true.

What goes around ….. comes around.

It is true.

Have a blessed ….. fantastic …. awesome Tuesday.

“Alvin” ….. I love you  ……

“Ruff Ruff” …. Love you too Mama…….

Special Hello: to all those Canadian Snowbirds and Vacationers ….. I hope that you are enjoying your time away and that the sun is shining ….

 

Always, Carol and Alvin ……  🙂

 

 

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